8 Things You Didn’t Know About Ben McKenzie And Morena Baccarin’s Relationship
6. Cheating Allegations
When news broke that the Gotham stars were dating it was pretty scandalous because Morena’s ex-husband Austin Chick had only filed for divorce two months prior in early July. When he filed he cited irreconcilable differences and asked for both joint custody of their son, Julius, and spousal support. Things got really messy when it was revealed that the 37-year-old Brazilian actress got pregnant before or around the time Chick filed for divorce, but in their legal docs, she claimed they had been talking about separating for months, way back in March 2015. It’s really hard to pin down when McKenzie and Baccarin started dating — either they’d been seeing each other for a while or got pregnant right away. From Chick’s point of view, which we can see in the legal docs, Baccarin got pregnant in June 2015 while the two were supposedly “working on their marriage” which made her unfaithful.
McKenzie and Baccarin went public with their engagement when they both attended the 2016 Gotham Independent Film Alwards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on November 28, 2016 and Baccrin was sporting a very sparkly, diamond ring. They have not shared any details about wedding plans. Their engagement wasn’t surprising considering Baccrin told the courts she was going to marry McKenzie way back in September 2015. In her legal docs filed for her divorce from Austin Chick, she stated, “Today, I am in a new committed relationship. I am planning to re-marry. Also, I am 3 1/2 months pregnant.”